Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is adamant misfiring striker Timo Werner will be back among the goals sooner rather than later.

Werner, the Germany forward, joined the Blues for a fee of £48million in the summer as part of a spending spree which exceeded £200m at Stamford Bridge.

Werner has missed some big chances during his goal drought

Werner has missed some big chances during his goal drought

However, he has failed to live up to his price tag so far, registering just eight strikes across all competitions.

More concerning, though, is the fact Werner is currently without a goal in any of his past 11 appearances.

“Every player goes through tough times in front of goal and I always found that work at the training ground was the only way to turn that,” Lampard told Chelsea’s official website.

“It’s about simple work, repetition of finishing, which Timo is doing now, and when you work like that then it’s a matter of time.

“His natural attributes will get him in front of goal, get him away from defenders and get him those chances again.

“The beauty is that he’s been getting chances because that’s definitely a positive.

Havertz has also come in for criticism due to his lack of form

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Havertz has also come in for criticism due to his lack of form

“If his confidence is low from missing a couple, that’s only natural and it’s my job to help push him in a positive direction. I feel the goals will come.

Lampard admits Chelsea’s players are in need of a mental boost ahead of Sunday’s clash with Manchester City.

After a 17-game unbeaten run that saw them touted by some quarters as Premier League title favourites, Chelsea have lost three of their last five games.

A 3-1 defeat to Arsenal was a particular low point, while the Blues were held to a 1-1 draw by Aston Villa in their most recent outing.

Chelsea are level on 26 points with City, and Lampard said of the match: “It’s significant because it’s a game we want to win, against a very good opposition.

“They’re always going to be there or thereabouts. To be up there with them even without a decent run of form in the last few games is a plus and an opportunity to win a game against a competitor.

“We come off the back of a few games where we’ve not been at our best and we’ve dropped some points.

“We had a really long unbeaten run before that so the league table doesn’t look terribly bad when you see that we’re very close to the top four positions.

“It’s important for us mentally because we need to start winning games regularly. City will be hard to do that against.”


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